Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the 'Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning' (ICT-REV) project of the European Centre for Modern Languages project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Weebly

A website creation tool. With a free account, users can easily create a website. You can make your website visible only to users with a password.

Evaluation: An easy way to create a website by choosing a variety of existing options (background, layout etc.) Content may be added by drag-and- drop function which makes it user-friendly. Average IT skills required for setting up a website.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://www.weebly.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • Website creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • One to many (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Language skills
  • Reading
  • Writing

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Multilinguality: English + 14 other languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong (password-protected)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Medium

Interactivity

Engagement: High (with the use of images and videos)
Collaboration: High (multiple users can construct the website together)
Communication: Middle (comment box)

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
Other tech requirements: None